Utica – Assembly Resolutions No. 111, 117 and 121 are just a few of the Resolutions the New York State Assembly passed this week. Some had to deal with the month of Feb. while another was to commemorate an unequivocal champion for women’s suffrage and equity.
The month of Feb. 2023 will be American Heart month proclaimed by Governor Kathy Hochul in conjunction with the observance of National American Heart Month. It is customary for the Assembly to recognize official months that are set aside to increase awareness of serious issues that affect the lives of citizens of New York State. Each year, the American Heart Association, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and health-oriented organizations celebrate American Heart Month to raise awareness of the seriousness of heart disease and promote healthy lifestyles. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The National Heart Month 2023 theme is “Be the Beat”.
Feb. 17, 2023 is proclaimed Random Acts of Kindness Day by Governor Kathy Hochul in conjunction with the observance of National Random Acts of Kindness Day. It is customary for the Assembly to recognize official days that are set aside to promote and encourage positivity which benefit the lives of the citizens in New York State. Random Acts of Kindness Day originated in New Zealand in 2004. Individuals who choose to practice this unselfish expression of generosity live and breathe kindness, share knowledge and lead by example. It is imperative to promote days in which love, acceptance, non-violence and tolerance are observed, and to encourage all New Yorkers to practice this simple philosophy and incorporate it into their lifestyle.
Also, the Legislative Body commemorated the 203rd birthday of Susan B. Anthony. The Assembly was pleased to have this opportunity to express its highest admiration for Susan B. Anthony, a lifelong New Yorker and champion for equality who fought tirelessly to ensure that our nation could continue to live up to its most sacrosanct principles, and ensure that no American be denied their constitutional right to self-governance on the basis of their gender. Anthony had a monumental impact in the history of the United States and the State of New York. She created the first women’s movement and subsequently led that movement for over 50 years. Furthermore, Anthony committed herself to an assortment of other worthy causes, including the abolition of slavery, equal pay for equal work and the rights of labor to organize. The copies of this Resolution were transmitted to the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, New York; and the League of Women Voters of New York State in Albany, New York.
“Resolutions provide us with the opportunity to reflect on the many accomplishments in our communities.” Assemblywoman Buttenschon said.